Monday, June 8, 2015

Father's day fishing card

I don't know about you but I find cards for guys hard to make. It is hard because I want to add sequins, or a wink of stella (very tastefully of course, in moderation.) But I like flowers and feminine things so making a manly card is a challenge. Maybe I am just picky about what masculine stamps I like? 

I made this card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Their theme this week is make it masculine. So, in readiness for Father's day I made a fishing card. The back ground is something I have done on some other cards I have posted lately. It is gessoed paper with gelatos in brown, grey, and silver blended with my finger. Then you cut the paper to resemble planks. I stamped the fishing line and fish from WPlus 9's Fish More stamp set. I love some of the sentiments in this stamp set.  The letters are die cut from Lawn Fawn's Cole's ABC's die; I die cut two pieces of water colored paper that had been smooshed with peeled paint and vintage photo. The sentiment panel has antique linen blended on it and vintage photo around the edges too.
Then to assemble the card I took a white card base (4.24x5.5) and glued down some chocolate card stock, then the planks, then the sentiment panel was popped up on white fun foam. Very last I added a some tan and white twine.

So, when he opens this on Father's day my husband will know the kids and I think, " You can tackle anything! " After all he is one incredible Daddy and Husband, we are certainly blessed to have him.


  1. I'm totally with you, masculine cards can be challenging when flowers and pretty details are so much fun. Your card ticks all the 'men's' card boxes, I know he will love it!

  2. A fabulous card Tess, a lovely design and a gorgeous created sparkling background!! Your die-cut sentiment is super with lovely fishing images!!

    Heather xx
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.